Fatal snowmobile accident in Wheelock

WHEELOCK — A snowmobile crash on a VAST trail near Fall Brook Road in the town of Wheelock Saturday evening left a 47-year-old Connecticut man dead. Police are reporting that Keith Whitney, of East

[AUDIO] Local unemployment rate highest in Vermont, but declining

Mathew Barewicz of the Vermont Department of Labor explains the renaming of the old “Newport” labor market area to “Derby.” In this audio, he also talks of the local declining unemployment rate in Derby/Newport,

Orleans and Essex ranked least healthy counties in Vermont

NEWPORT — Vermonters are not equally healthy. According to the 2015 County Health Rankings released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Orleans and Essex counties rank

Troy man leads police on high-speed chase through Newport Center

NEWPORT — A 54-year-old man from Troy was arrested Wednesday night after sending police on a high-speed chase that started in Newport Center at around 6:30 p.m. Police say Gregory McAllister was clocked traveling

Northeast Kingdom College Night for parents and students coming March 30

LYNDONVILLE — The annual Northeast Kingdom College Night for high school students and parents will be held on Monday, March 30 on the campus of Lyndon State College. The free college fair runs from

[VIDEO] Grand opening of the Wheeler Maple Museum at Jed’s Maple in Derby

On Saturday, Jed’s Maple hosted the grand opening of the Wheeler Maple Museum. We caught up with the Wheeler’s to find out more about the project, and to learn more about the history of

[AUDIO] Why is the AnC Bio project on hold and what needs to be done to move forward

NEWPORT — On Sunday, VTDigger broke news that state approval for AnC Bio Vermont was suspended in August. Newport Dispatch News spoke with Patricia Moulton, the secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community

[VIDEO] Third Thursday Open Mic Night in Newport

This video is from the Third Thursday Open Mic Night that takes place at Newport Natural Cafe in downtown Newport. We caught up with Bradleigh Stockwell, host of the event, and local drummer Jim

Owner of local tree removal climbs over 60 feet to rescue cat stuck in Derby Line

DERBY LINE — The local owner/operator of a tree removal service in Orleans county took part in a dramatic rescue on Thursday, climbing over 60 feet in the air to save a cat that

911 dispatch center in Derby likely to close within 45 days

DERBY — Vermont’s public safety commissioner Keith Flynn told WCAX-TV reporters that the Derby 911 dispatch center will most likely be closing within the next 45 days. The move is estimated to save the

Truck rolls down embankment in Derby Line, nearly crosses Canadian border

DERBY LINE — Ice-covered roads in Derby Line Tuesday evening sent a truck traveling down an embankment, nearly crossing the international boundary into Canada in the process. The accident took place on the Holland

VIDEO: Spates Block demolition downtown Newport

NEWPORT — Demolition of the Spates Block in downtown Newport started on Monday. The site will give way to the new Renaissance Block. This video was shot on Wednesday, as crews worked to clear

Accident on Maple Hill Road in Barton

BARTON — Police are reporting that a two-vehicle crash that took place in Barton on Sunday was triggered when someone walked into the roadway, causing the driver to lose control of his vehicle. The

NCCC students raise funds for Green Mountain United Way

NEWPORT — On the last weekend of January, students of the Welding Class at North Country Career Center held a successful ice fishing tournament on local lakes. The tournament was held to benefit three

U.S. Marshals arrest fugitive in Newport

NEWPORT — Police say that U.S. Marshals took a 43-year-old man who had been hiding out in Burke into custody on Friday. According to a statement issued by police, Mark A. Higgins was captured

VIDEO: “Our Town, Slow it Down,” meeting in Newport

On Saturday, AARP Vermont, along with a number of local and statewide organizations reached out to Newport residents to join them for “Our Town, Slow it Down – Newport,” a forum on creating a

Emily Nyman in upcoming Newport concert

NEWPORT — The Now Playing Newport Music Series will be presenting local singer-songwriter Emily Nyman in concert on Sunday, March 22, at 4 p.m. The program takes place at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 44

Two-vehicle crash on US Route 5 in Derby Wednesday afternoon

DERBY — Police say that nobody was injured during an accident that happened yesterday in Derby. The two-vehicle crash took place in front of 5022 US Route 5 at around 12:24 p.m. Police say

Half of Americans are facing a tough retirement: Don’t be one of them

By David W. Thompson One disturbing statistic revealed in the Federal Reserve’s “Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households” is that nearly half of Americans have not done much financial planning for their

“Our Town, Slow it Down – Newport ” workshop this Saturday

NEWPORT — AARP Vermont, along with a number of local and statewide organizations are reaching out to invite Newport residents to join them this Saturday for “Our Town, Slow it Down – Newport,” a